TOTTENHAM sunk to a new low as they were blitzed by top four rivals Newcastle in a nightmare opening 21 minutes.
And now Eddie Howe’s side are dreaming of a return to Europe’s top table after thrashing hapless Spurs in front of a rocking St. James’ Park.
Billed as a battle for the Champions League, Newcastle would have been given a tougher game by local ninth-tier side Heaton Stannington.
Even for shambolic Spurs’ standards, this was a horrifying new low.
Given how high they are housed in the Leazes End, it would have been 5-0 by the time those on the slow side made it to the bottom.
Howe’s Mags were exceptional as they took a giant leap towards securing a top-four finish, but they weren’t 5-0 up inside 21 minutes brilliant.
For that to happen you need a willing partner to roll over, and Tottenham were more than happy to oblige.
Starting with a four-man defence for the first time in 15 months, nobody had a clue what they were doing.